Five Aces (1999)
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Sheen's character loves his fiance, but, listening to his buddies could get him in trouble as he sees all the troubles that life will put you through. From the one who cheated on his wife at least once a week to the one who fires cannon shells right outside his front door.
The middle of the movie was kind of a drag, but it's what make the movie. It tells about what makes a person who they are and why they've become the way they are. Tia Carrere was a waist in this movie, not haveing a very big part.
The emotional ups and downs of our everyday lives are what this movie is all about. There are some funny parts to this movie, but if you are looking for a comedy, this ain't it. I gave it a 7 for it's emotional value, but 3 would be the vote from the comedy standpoint.
The film is also very erotic. It gets even more erotic when the guys all put on suits and ties for a visit to a bar in the mountains. The character of Ray, played by David Sherrill, became my favorite. he's really really sexy in a suit and tie.
Maybe Charlie Sheen can hire his fellow cast members from this movie to make guest appearances on his sitcom Two And A Half Men.
Some Google - ing tells me something espexially poignant that you don't find on the DVD. It says much of the mountain scenery in the long shots is gone now. It was shot on location in Big Bear Mountain near San Bernardino, CA. Fire has gutted most of it since filming in 1996.
Charlie Sheen stars here... so what? His role is petty, but just like the roles of the rest of the crew. Their goal seems to induce the audience to sleep.
In a few words, Five aces is insipid, tasteless, stupid, meaningless, illogical, and whatever ugly adjectives you want to add. The screenplay is awful and it's lamely directed. But, what is the story about anyway? About five depressed/ing friends who talk about their by no means interesting life issues during the whole thing. Who could find this enjoyable at all?
Oh, and let's not forget the end... that's the worst by far! A fair, though, to a whole disastrous work!
Definitely, I doubt I'll ever watch anything NON-PURPOSELY worse than Five Aces.